Virginity examinations in turkey - Role of forensic physicians in controlling female sexuality


Frank M., Bauer H., Arican N. , Fincanci S., Iacopino V.

JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, vol.282, no.5, pp.485-490, 1999 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 282 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 1999
  • Doi Number: 10.1001/jama.282.5.485
  • Title of Journal : JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.485-490

Abstract

Context Although the Turkish Medical Association has deemed "virginity examinations" a form of gender-based violence, women in Turkey are often subjected to such examinations by forensic physicians for both legal and social reasons. Little is known about these physicians' role and attitudes in this practice.